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Pakistan complete a 2-0 series win over Aussies


Pakistan beat Australia in 11 runs after their 23-run win on Monday to seal the Twenty20 international series 2-0.

Pakistan post a challenging 162 for nine in 20 overs with six of their batsmen reaching double figures, including the Akmal brothers Kamran and Umar who scored 33 and 25 respectively.

Skipper Shahid Afridi, who took two brilliant catches on Monday, struck with the ball this time. Afridi took two wickets for 30 from his four overs of quickest leg-spin to reduce Australia to 104/5.

Michael Hussey, who steered Australia to win in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia when Pakistan appear to have the game won, kept his team in the match batting at number seven.

Left-hander Hussey scored 25 from 14 balls but his dismissal lbw to Umar Gul spelled the end of his team's hopes and they were finally all out for 151 from 19.4 overs.

The teams meet at Lord's next Tuesday in the 1st test of a two-test series.

Match Summary

Pak 162/8 20 over

Umar Akmal 25
Kamran Akmal 33

S. O'Keefe 3/29
Dirk Nannes 3/30
Aus 151 allout 19.4 over

M. Clarke 30
David Hussey 33

Shahid Afridi 2/30
M. Aamer 3/27


Man of the match: Mohammad Aamer

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